Charif Kiwan, spokesperson for the acclaimed Syrian film collective, Abou Naddara, will come to Bard to screen a series of short films and give a talk.
“We committed to making a short film every Friday as a contribution to the revolution. But we didn’t film our revolution in the way that you might see it on youtube through unbearable chaotic images. Rather we sought to understand it through the stories of individuals who are on the other side of the news. For us it is a question of making an immediate cinema without succumbing to the tyranny of the news, of making a political cinema without succumbing to facile denunciation.”
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Project, the Bard Film Department and Middle Eastern Studies.